Hospitals of Providence Offers new “Hidden Scar” Surgery for Breast Cancer Reconstruction

The Hospitals of Providence Memorial Campus has been recognized as a Hidden Scar Center for Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery.

Officials share that the Hospitals of Providence Memorial Campus is the first in El Paso to perform this advanced approach to breast cancer surgery that hides scars, minimizing the daily emotional reminder of a breast cancer diagnosis.

The procedure expands options for women with a procedure that effectively treats the cancer, while optimizing cosmetic results.

“A breast cancer diagnosis is difficult enough,” said Dr. Mark Landeros, MD, General Surgeon.  “It’s important that our patients know they have options to not only treat breast cancer, but to do so with a less invasive, non-transforming surgery.  Hidden Scar allows us to treat the breast cancer, while preserving the natural shape of the breast, leaving no scar or visible reminder.”

Hidden Scar Breast Cancer Surgery allows surgeons to remove the cancerous tissue through a single incision made in a hidden area, preserving the natural shape of the breast while reducing visible scarring. Patients who undergo this approach experience optimal clinical and cosmetic outcomes, and are at no higher risk of recurrence than patients who undergo any other surgical technique.

“We are proud to be advancing Breast Cancer Services for the El Paso community,” said Nicholas Tejeda, Market Chief Executive Officer for The Hospitals of Providence.  “It’s important that our patients have options while going through this difficult cancer journey and are able to get back to their life with the same confidence as before.”

Five-year survival rates for breast cancer are high. As such, survivorship is becoming increasingly important. Scars have a significant impact on Survivorship in that they impact the survivors’ body image, intimacy, confidence and mental health.

Each year, approximately 253,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer that requires surgery. Many women are unaware of all the surgical options available, including less invasive approaches that can help restore their self-image and allow them to begin the emotional healing process.

For more information, visit the Hospitals of Providence website.